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Senior Public Affairs Exec – Food & Drink

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    £35,000 - £40,000

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    Nisha Darbar

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    Nisha Darbar

​Exciting opportunity for a Public Affairs executive to join a high profile trade association in the food and drink industry.

Role responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing and implementing the organisation’s public affairs engagement strategy in Westminster to support advocacy across the organisation’s key priorities.

  • Build and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues, member companies, parliamentarians and counterparts in similar organisations

  • Identify opportunities to promote the organisation’s positions through active political and parliamentary monitoring.

  • Prepare and draft regular reports and briefings, parliamentary questions, correspondence etc

  • Keep abreast of political and policy developments affecting the sector providing timely advice to colleagues and member companies.

  • Work with colleagues to plan and deliver public affairs events, including annual Parliamentary Reception, party conference contact programmes and other ad hoc activity.

Key skills:

  • Prior public affairs experience/knowledge of the political process – this can be gained from agency or in house.

  • Strong writing skills.

  • Excellent time management and attention to detail.

  • This is a great opportunity to get exposure across a variety of policy areas and to build upon your network.


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